Wildlife Biologist – West Virginia

Agency
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Location
West Virginia
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
TBD
Last Date to Apply
12/31/2019
Website
http://www.wvdnr.gov/
Description
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be hiring game biologists in various locations over the upcoming months. To be considered for a job, candidates must complete one or both of the following applications. Apply for a biologist 2 position here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wv/jobs/1774940/wildlife-biologist-2?department[0]=Natural%20Resources%200310-0310&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Apply for a biologist 3 position here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wv/jobs/1774955/wildlife-biologist-3?department[0]=Natural%20Resources%200310-0310&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs A general description of duties for a biologist 2 are below. Please see the link above for duties of a biologist 3. Under limited supervision, performs professional and administrative tasks at the advanced level. May function as a lead worker or supervisor in the planning, organization and implementation of statewide activities and/or management of multiple district-level wildlife management areas and public access sites. Exercises wide latitude in coordinating and directing focused activities. Applies scientific procedures and data analysis to studies of wildlife, fisheries, botany and biological and environmental conditions. Prepares scientific and technical reports and recommendations on wildlife management issues. May function as a regional or statewide project biologist, by assisting administrative staff in planning and developing statewide projects, developing grant-based compliance requirements, managing specific grant activities and conducting specific activities associated with statewide projects or as an assistant to the district biologist, by assisting administrative staff in managing district-level purchases and overseeing district-level operations of facilities, wildlife management areas and public access sites. May serve on regional professional committees or may represent agency on regional professional management councils. May serve as the agency's point of contact to client based statewide organizations. Interacts with the public to provide information on wildlife resources section projects and programs. Work is reviewed for conformance to scientific and administrative procedures, scientific findings, timeliness and proposed conclusions. Work requires overnight travel and is often performed outside in varying weather conditions, over difficult terrain and/or in state waters. Performs related work as required.
Qualifications
Qualifications for a biologist 2 follow. Please see the link above for minimum qualifications of a biologist 3. Master of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in wildlife or fisheries management and biology, fish culture, conservation biology, natural resources, aquatic biology, botany, biological sciences or environmental sciences. Preference will be given to educational and field experience as related to specific job postings. Experience: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in wildlife or fishery management or related fields. Substitution: Doctorate of Philosophy degree from an accredited college or university with a major in wildlife or fisheries management and biology, fish culture, conservation biology, natural resources, aquatic biology, botany, biological sciences or environmental sciences. OR Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in wildlife or fisheries management and biology, fish culture, conservation biology, natural resources, aquatic biology, botany, biological sciences or environmental sciences. AND Six years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the wildlife or fishery management or related fields. Special Requirements: A valid West Virginia driver's license is required. May be required to obtain a commercial driver's license. Skill in swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, rock-climbing, rappelling and/or trapping may be required for certain positions.
Contact Person
Kaylee Pollander
Contact Phone
304-924-6211
Contact eMail
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